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The Long Room, Tooting, SW17

130 Mitcham Road
SW17 9NH
Phone: 02086725771

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Tris C left this review about The Long Room

Originally the Mitre Inn, this dates from the mid-19th century, though I suspect that this has been rebuilt sometime later.
With a function room to the rear and 16 hotel rooms upstairs, this pub isn’t so much long, rather it’s a wide crescent shape. Internally nothing original remains, with a modern boarded floor and a white/cream colour scheme, with mixed seemingly all tall furniture, games machine and umpteen TVs showing the football with the sound off, affording the customer full enjoyment of the banal soundtrack, borrowed from the McDonald’s school of musical entertainment. There are a few framed prints by way of token décor and lighting is modern, with customers seemingly somewhat transient and unimaginative, perhaps residing in the upstairs rooms.
There’s no real ale here, not even pumps, me plumping for a half of Kronenbourg at £2.60, served by a perfunctory barmaid.
This was the worst of my seven-pub mini crawl; the vastly superior Antelope is a hundred yards up the road.

Rated 3.5.

On 7th April 2022 - rating: 4
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Moby Duck left this review about The Long Room

Long Room by name and long room in fact, nothing other than that particularly remarkable about it. Most tables had menus on with a choice of pub grub standards but also a fairly extensive Thai food selection. Three pumps with two on, Sambrooks Scrumdown and Little Beer Corporation Little Vienna, the latter being decent enough at £ 4.20 a pint. The pub is nothing special but Ok.

On 11th February 2018 - rating: 6
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john gray left this review about The Long Room

This pub which I thought was called the Mitre is an unusual shape so I can see where the Long Room name comes from.Busy on a Friday night with a band on.Nice change to hear decent music in a pub.2 locales from Sambrookes -Wandle and Junction which was decent.Nice locals pub.

On 8th August 2014 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Long Room

Judging by the signage, this used to be The Mitre Hotel, and quite a bit of the exterior signage still remains. Accommodation is still apparently available here. I guess the name is taken from the famous Long Room at Lord's, in which case it's aptly named as this really is a ribbon of a pub. As you enter you are facing the bar counter in the main bar area, which has its fair share of tall tables and stools. To the right of the bar counter the pub meanders round to a separate lounge bar, which is carpeted and furnished with normal tables and chairs. This is the sort of comfortable room to which I would normally gravitate, but on Friday afternoon it was occupied by a funeral party. Moving to the left of the bar counter is another room which has some normal tables and chairs plus some uncomfortable looking tall upholstered benches around the edges, complete with tall tables. This room has an original bare-boarded varnished floor with a few rugs breaking up the floor space, and things like standard lamps and an urn containing decorative twigs making it look a bit like a hotel lounge - which is what it may well have started out as. A vase of flowers on the end of the bar counter, and a back wall decorated with numerous mirrors reinforce the look.

There were a couple of ales on. The Adnam's Shingle Shells (a scarlet festival ale according to the pump clip) got swerved in favour of Sambrook's Wandle, which at £3.80 a pint for a low ABV ale is not cheap. Menus were on the tables, advertising some basic pub staples like a light bite of BBQ chicken wings (£4.95), burger & chips (£7.95), and bangers & mash (£7.75). I didn't eat here so can't comment on the quality.

I have mixed feelings about this place. This is not a bad pub, although the beer prices seem to be at the high the end of the scale for this area. But I found a comfortable seat at which to perch and enjoy my drink. I have to say that the Antelope down the road is a better bet ale-wise. This is a middle of the road pub, and is comfortable enough if you can bag a decent seat.

On 22nd December 2012 - rating: 5
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